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Elvian School, Reading Feb '14

mookster

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Yes another one from here! Seeing LittleOz's post spurred me on to organise a last minute little trip out today to revisit a location I first had a brief walk around in the tail end of 2010, only a few weeks after the main modern school building closed. That trip, both the older buildings were sealed tight so only externals happened but three-and-a-half years on I finally got in!

To say the place is a death trap would be kind to death traps, most of the flooring is long gone along with the windows, the highlight by far is the staircase in the Prep School which has miraculously survived pretty much intact. The Italianate-style Senior School has faired a lot worse and is only just hanging in there with some of the most extreme natural decay I've ever seen.

A nice chilled wander on what would have been an otherwise boring Sunday.

Prep School

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Senior School





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More here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157640733053133/ :)

 

Lara

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That has been bashed but the staircase is lovely! I do like wanders like this, and you've captured it well. Thanks for sharing :)

:comp

 

skeleton key

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That is really cool as has some great features and loving the place .

Top share Mookie (y)

 

shaddam

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Wow that place has been stripped !, but awesome photos mooks :)

 

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Looks a proper good derpy explore still, and you've got all the best bits by the looks! Nice one :)

 

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10 mins walk from where I live to know this place pretty well.

Some nice pics there :)

 
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